Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Risky Business of Speaking for President Trump


By MARK LEIBOVICH via NYT Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/23/magazine/the-risky-business-of-speaking-for-president-trump.html?partner=IFTTT
Flacks in this White House press office are getting enormous exposure — but potentially at a long-term cost to their credibility.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

How Boots Riley Infiltrated Hollywood


By JONAH WEINER via NYT Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/magazine/how-boots-riley-infiltrated-hollywood.html?partner=IFTTT
The cult indie rapper smuggled his radical anticapitalism into his biting new film ‘Sorry to Bother You.’

Can Ron Howard Save ‘Solo’?


By DAVE ITZKOFF via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/movies/ron-howard-solo-star-wars-story.html?partner=IFTTT
The director stepped in when the original filmmaking team was fired. As for why he agreed to take over, well, we actually can’t print his answer.

Monday, May 21, 2018

‘Alex Strangelove’: Boy Meets Boy. Awkwardness Ensues.


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/18/arts/alex-strangelove-boy-meets-boy-awkwardness-ensues.html?partner=IFTTT
“Alex Strangelove,” a teenage coming-out story, is an entertaining picture with a bonus, the excellent young actress Madeline Weinstein.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

‘Deadpool 2’ Gins Up $301 Million in Global Ticket Sales


By BROOKS BARNES via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/20/movies/deadpool-2-book-club-box-office.html?partner=IFTTT
The No. 1 arrival gave 20th Century Fox a much-needed blockbuster and provided further evidence that superheroes remain box office gold.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Review: In ‘Saving Brinton,’ an Inveterate Accumulator Finds Treasure


By WESLEY MORRIS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/movies/saving-brinton-review.html?partner=IFTTT
This documentary explores the world of Michael Zahs, a collector who locates a home — other than his — for his enormous trove of memorabilia.

Review: ‘Show Dogs’ Is a Shaggy Good Time


By TEO BUGBEE via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/movies/show-dogs-review-will-arnett-ludacris-rupaul.html?partner=IFTTT
In Raja Gosnell’s canine comedy, a Rottweiler teams up with a human crime-fighting partner to thwart an international animal smuggling ring.

Review: ‘That Summer’ Sheds Light on the Beales Before ‘Grey Gardens’


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/movies/that-summer-review.html?partner=IFTTT
A new documentary, directed by Goran Hugo Olsson, sheds further light on Big Edie and Little Edie, with footage from 1972.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Review: ‘First Reformed’ Is an Epiphany. Ethan Hawke Is, Too.


By A. O. SCOTT via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/movies/first-reformed-review-paul-schrader-ethan-hawke.html?partner=IFTTT
Paul Schrader’s film about a tormented pastor is a study of spiritual and political despair that is a quiet cinematic revelation.

Review: In ‘Pope Francis: A Man of His Word,’ a Religious Leader Speaks at Length


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/movies/pope-francis-a-man-of-his-word-review.html?partner=IFTTT
The head of the Roman Catholic Church answers questions in this feature from Wim Wenders.

Dystopia, Apocalypse, Culture War: 2018 or 1968?


By MANOHLA DARGIS and A. O. SCOTT via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/17/movies/movies-paris-anniversary-1968.html?partner=IFTTT
The upheaval of 50 years ago is hardly history at the movies — from zombies to concerns about male-dominated Hollywood, what happened continues to reverberate.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

How Tech Can Turn Doctors Into Clerical Workers


By ABRAHAM VERGHESE via NYT Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/16/magazine/health-issue-what-we-lose-with-data-driven-medicine.html?partner=IFTTT
Technology can cause doctors to see their patients more clearly — or TO lose them in a fog of data.

Trying to Put a Value on the Doctor-Patient Relationship


By KIM TINGLEY via NYT Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/16/magazine/health-issue-reinvention-of-primary-care-delivery.html?partner=IFTTT
In its push for profits, the U.S. health care system has made it difficult for patients to get personal attention from doctors. But what if hands-on medicine actually saves money — and lives?

Review: In ‘On Chesil Beach,’ a Honeymoon Gone Wrong


By A.O. SCOTT via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/16/movies/on-chesil-beach-review-ian-mcewan.html?partner=IFTTT
The film is a careful, effective adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel of intimacy and heartbreak, starring Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Spike Lee Lashes Out at Trump as New Film Premieres at Cannes


By FARAH NAYERI via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/movies/spike-lee-cannes.html?partner=IFTTT
The director said the president has exacerbated racial tensions at a news conference at the film festival.

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Trailer: Rami Malek Plays Freddie Mercury


By BRUCE FRETTS via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/movies/bohemian-rhapsody-trailer-rami-malek-freddie-mercury.html?partner=IFTTT
The teaser for the biopic emphasizes the likeness between the actor and the rocker. The film is due this fall after the director was replaced on the production.

How Exercise Can Help You Recall Words


By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS via NYT Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/magazine/exercise-language-muscle-memory-word-recall-aging-fitness.html?partner=IFTTT
Aerobic fitness may help you avoid lapses in your vocabulary.

Cannes, Where Weinstein Reigned, Reckons With #MeToo Fallout


By FARAH NAYERI via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/movies/cannes-women-metoo.html?partner=IFTTT
The festival has set up a harassment hotline, issued warnings and held a red-carpet rally, but it is also being criticized for a dearth of female filmmakers.

My Adventures With the Trip Doctors


By MICHAEL POLLAN via NYT Magazine
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/15/magazine/health-issue-my-adventures-with-hallucinogenic-drugs-medicine.html?partner=IFTTT
How a group of researchers and renegades are pushing hallucinogenic drugs into mainstream medicine.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

‘Avengers’ Topples Melissa McCarthy Movie at the Box Office


By ANDREW R. CHOW via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/13/movies/avengers-box-office-melissa-mccarthy.html?partner=IFTTT
“Life of the Party” was one of the lowest openings for a film starring Ms. McCarthy.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Spike Lee’s ‘Pass Over,’ an Offbeat Melding of Cinema and Theater


By GLENN KENNY via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/11/movies/spike-lees-pass-over-melds-cinema-and-theater.html?partner=IFTTT
The director delivers more than just a “filmed play” in this movie, now on Amazon Video, that was adapted from Antoinette Nwandu’s street-corner drama.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Ninja Supreme Court Justice: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Fun With Fame


By MELENA RYZIK via NYT Movies
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/movies/ruth-bader-ginsburg-rbg-documentary.html?partner=IFTTT
The star of the documentary “RBG” has embraced her popularity as another tool in her effort to help women advance.